I’ll Take Two of Those

We have a tasting that we hold every year for all of our couples that are using our facility.  It is probably the hardest event we do all year as far as organizing goes.  First step, we take requests from every couple we have at the golf course.  Couples are allowed to invite up to six guests and can request either two entrees or five hors d’oeuvres options.  Once our kitchen has all of that information, they start organizing what to make, when it gets put in the oven and timing everything out, so that all of the food can come out on time and in its freshest state.

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They made nearly 20 entrees and over 30 different hors d’oeuvres.  Since we make our food from scratch, this is no gentle undertaking.  I’m honestly not quite sure how they do it, but they do and make it look easy.  When I walk into the kitchen and see them not hustling around, I question if everything is ok.  Everyone gets nervous when there is time to stand and laugh.  Once the items are prepared, they are all labeled behind the scenes, so our event staff can serve them.

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Our stuffed mushrooms are always a big hit.  I don’t even like mushrooms and I think they are divine!

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We also had BBQ chicken wings which we kept warm under the heat lamp keeping friends with the stuffed mushrooms.

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Here are our taco cupcakes.  They come with a variety of fixin’s and are a big hit for hors d’oeuvres only receptions.

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The kitchen cranks out an amazing amount of food.  Once it comes out of the oven, it has to be displayed.

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The room is prepped as though we are hosting a reception.  Each table gets iced tea and water.

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Everything starts coming together as the food gets placed.  We make a mean bruschetta.  Several years ago, we started making it self-serve, so the bread stays crisp.

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We also had bacon pops.

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Each table was decorated with items that we have available for rental.  We supply pencils, the food requested and menu options on each table, so couples and their families can discuss what foods they enjoyed the most.

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It’s a fun evening and a great way for all of our couples to get to see us in action and get a huge sampling of food.  It’s usually everyone’s favorite prep night in the wedding planning!

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We even have a fake cake with our signature toad bride and groom on display.

How about you?  What’s your favorite part of wedding planning?

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